Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical housing ministry founded on Christian principles in 1976 in Americus, Georgia. As with all Habitat affiliates across the country, Blue Spruce Habitat is a grass roots organization founded by community volunteers. Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity was formed in 1990 by 12 individuals associated with Evergreen Christian Outreach and other organizations who saw the need for affordable homes in the area.
Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity serves the mountain areas of Jefferson County, west of Highway C-470 - primarily the Evergreen and Conifer areas along the 285 corridor and part of Park County to Kenosha Pass, as well as all of Clear Creek County. We are an independent affiliate of Habitat run by a local board of directors and we rely on donations and support from our local area to accomplish our mission. Habitat is a community effort and homes are built by local residents who give generously of their time and money. Habitat homes take approximately 2,500 hours of volunteer time to complete. In-kind donations of expertise and materials also contribute greatly to our efforts. We have built 48 homes locally and another 54 homes internationally (through our annual tithe) since our inception. With more than 200 unduplicated volunteers, Blue Spruce Habitat brings people together to deliver a vital community service.
Our Evergreen based ReStore provides a great community resource for shoppers looking for a wide array of household items, as well as for people interested in donating their tables, chairs, sofas, appliances & more. Additionally, the local ReStore keeps more than 8.5 tons out of landfills each month!